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The Department of Education Is Wrong

About 100 protesters from NEA and AFT, including union presidents Lily Eskelsen García and Randi Weingarten, headed over to the U.S. Department of Education yesterday with boxes of failing report cards for Secretary Betsy DeVos. They were turned away at the door by security, citing the group’s lack of an appointment. Show More Summary

Introducing the Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Podcast

On my inaugural Reality Check podcast (and thank you, NR for hosting it), Howard Fuller chastises teachers union boss Randi Weingarten for berating people who choose to get their kids out of bad schools and send them to other schools, such as charters: “When someone like Randi Weingarten says... Show More Summary

Steve Bannon tried to woo head of teachers’ union — and made an enemy for life

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Ousted White House chief strategist and “alt right” provocateur Steve Bannon tried to win over Randi Weingarten — president of the American Federation of Teachers — last January in an attempt to build a coalition to back his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. According to The...

Moving Pictures

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten with film-makers Sarah Mondale and Vera Aronow in July. Excerpt from AFT’s financial disclosure report for 2017

When the Hand Grenade Gets Lobbed Back

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten made headlines last July when she said, “This use of privatization, coupled with disinvestment, are only slightly more polite cousins of segregation.” Afterwards, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry T. Show More Summary

Should We Subsidize Government Schooling?

Public schooling monopolists such as the President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, argue that private school choice programs undermine our democratic society. One of the frequently made fundamental arguments...Show More Summary

Randi Weingarten: Betsy DeVos is anti-public education

7 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The president of one of the country’s largest teachers unions is again calling out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and she’s not mincing words. Randi Weingarten, who leads the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers, told Salon writer and podcast host Chauncey DeVega...

Public Education in U.S. Threatened Under Betsy DeVos, Union Leader Randi Weingarten Says

7 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

She says DeVos is "the most ideological anti-public education person to ever be nominated or confirmed to that position."

AFT Teachers Union Chief Randi Weingarten Says Trump Leads 'Most Anti-Public-Education' Administration Ever

Head of 1.6 million-member union on the Trump right's "double whammy": they hate public education and hate labor. A strong educational system is the bedrock of a healthy democracy. There is a corollary to this fact: A poorly educated...Show More Summary

“Maybe I’m Too Generous of Spirit”

This Salon interview with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten reads like a parody of a Salon interview, but it’s especially pungent because of this quote: I do not believe that people are inherently bigoted in the United States of America. Show More Summary

Demonizing school choice does no one any good

In a speech delivered July 20, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten characterized the school choice movement as merely an outgrowth of segregationist policies. Across the country, students, parents and teachers have seen the benefits of school choice. Show More Summary

Pickets Greet Weingarten in Florida

Employees of the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association set up an informational picket Saturday outside of a union event attended by American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The Pinellas Staff Organization is in the midst of contract negotiations with PCTA management. Show More Summary

Beware the ‘Evil Origin Story’

As most NR readers probably know by now, teachers’ union boss Randi Weingarten recently told an Evil Origin Story about the school-choice movement. “Decades ago, the term choice was used to cloak overt racism by segregationist politicians,” she said. Show More Summary

Teachers’ Union Boss Gives DeVos What For

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has her critics, but none so fierce as the American Federation of Teachers union boss, Randi Weingarten. While DeVos was spending time this week speaking before billionaires and corporations at theShow More Summary

How Betsy DeVos Undermines Civil Rights and Favors Predatory Lenders Over Students

She's gutting the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, joins us to discuss recent developments with billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a longtime backer of charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools. Show More Summary

New Mexico budget woes bring national teachers union leader

The national president of the American Federation of Teachers is coming to New Mexico amid the state's budget woes. Randi Weingarten is scheduled to visit Santa Fe on Wednesday as … Click to Continue »

Ohio Town’s Schools Hope to Be ‘More Than a Line Item’ in the Federal Budget

11 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The town of Van Wert, Ohio, became a crossroads of federal policy with a visit by Education Secretary DeVos and Randi Weingarten, a teachers’ union leader.

Betsy DeVos Visits Public School, Insists School Choice Can Work In Rural Areas

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and labor leader Randi Weingarten put aside their differences Thursday to visit a public school district in Van Wert, Ohio. Both leaders praised the district, although DeVos did not back down from...Show More Summary

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